The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (illustrator)

1936 - The Viking Press, New York - First Edition
A superior first edition of this high point in 20th century children's literature, in a better than usually encountered first issue dust jacket.

Ferdinand, the Bull who preferred to smell the flowers, quickly became popular, striking a chord of anti-fight in a world infected by war. Banned by Franco and burned in Nazi Germany. Translated into over 60 languages and made into an Oscar winning animated film by Disney in 1938.

Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand. 
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Black Beauty. The Autobiography of a Horse - Anna Sewell, Cecil Aldin (illustrator)

1912 - Jarrold Publishers (London) Limited, London - First Edition Illustrated by Aldin
Illustrated by Eighteen Plates in Colour Specially Drawn For This Edition by Cecil Aldin, together with additional black and white illustrations.

A handsomely illustrated and finely bound edition of Anna Sewell’s classic and only novel, the first major animal story in children’s literature, first published in 1877.
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Price HK$ 5,500